Jules on Schools: Teaching, Learning, and Everything
A Midwest Book Award Finalist!
This timely collection of essays addresses the rewarding work of supporting schools and nurturing the learning of schoolchildren today. Author and educator Julia M. Williams is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she prepares tomorrow’s teachers.
In writing this caring, funny, and lyrical commentary, she draws from a deep well of professional knowledge as well as the personal experience of having raised six children as a mom and a stepmom.
Beginning with the idea that all of us are trying to do the right thing for kids, she shares with readers some of the wonders that are being discovered about how children learn, and she illuminates how schools and parents can use what the research is telling us. As Williams says in the book, “We all need to learn and grow and go forward in our roles, holding hands and reaching out to embrace the opportunity that surrounds us and the children we love.”
Dr. Williams recently received the 2013 Minnesota Excellence in Education Award. The award notes her unparalleled leadership in promoting and advancing excellence in education.
Julia was interviewed by Lisa Johnson during the KUMD Coffee Break program on April 18, 2008.
Praise for Jules on Schools
Jules on Schools received a favorable review in the May 2008 issue of Midwest Book Review Bookwatch. Diane C. Donovan calls the book "heartful and witty," and she says that it "deserves a place in every community library education collection."
Jules on Schools:
Teaching, Learning, and Everything
$18.95 © 2008
220 pages, paperback
4 illustrations, index